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SM Adam volume 41/102


[14] Finished drawing for the house, 1762, as executed


Elevation of the principal (south) front of a two-and-a-half-storey, seven-bay house, with a hipped roof, and the central three bays projecting and supporting a pediment, and with a central aedicular door on the first floor, accessed by external stairs. The central block is flanked by one-and-a-half-storey, three-bay, balustraded links, with a central window flanked by niches, and beyond are two-and-a-half-storey, three-bay pavilions, with pyramidal roofs


bar scale of 1 1/5 inches to 10 feet


South Front of a New Design for House & Offices for Sir Wyndham Knatchbull Wyndham Bart at Hatch in Kent and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 1762
    datable to 1762

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash within a single ruled border (869 x 461)


Adam office hand, possibly Agostino Brunias




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 17
King, 2001, Volume I, p. 113
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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